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The Must-Try Makeup Aesthetics of 2021

Oct 3, 2021 · 5 minutes read
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A chaotic and disheartening 2020 is behind us, and our eyes are focused on a beautiful 2021 ahead! While quarantine life certainly changed the glam aesthetic of our daily beauty routine over the last year, we’re excited to look ahead to the makeup looks and beauty inspiration that will set the scene for a gorgeous year to come.

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Best Makeup Aesthetics to Try In 2021

As date nights out changed to zoom nights in, new social media-inspired makeup styles began to emerge. From TikTok and Instagram personas like e-girls, VSCO girls, and soft girl aesthetics, beauty lovers were forced to get creative with their aesthetic, despite their days and nights being spent at home. 

Among all trendy aesthetics, we are listing out the five major makeup aesthetics that are gaining considerable popularity, which you should definitely watch out for in 2021. Also to help you find the aesthetics that fits you the best, we also list down how you can test these amazing makeup styles with the virtual makeup app YouCam Makeup, and to discover more beauty ideas in the palm of your hand.

Soft Girl Aesthetics

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After quarantine days at home, natural makeup will remain the go-to daily style. Here's is when the soft girl aesthetics comes in. Originated from Instagram, this girly aesthetic balances a touch of glamour and a pared-down relaxed style. 

A classic look for soft girls contains pastel pink hues, glossy lips, oversized sweatshirts, and even better, a touch of pastel hair colors. With the YouCam Makeup app, you can test this sweet pink makeup look on your face with an easy tap, among more than 3,000 other makeup combinations. You can also test the bubble pink hair color through your phone without any fuss. 

>> How to Achieve Soft Girl Aesthetic: Makeup, Hair & Photo Edit Tips

>> 5 Soft Girl Hairstyles for the Best Aesthetic Selfies

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E-Girl Aesthetics

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More time at home equates to more time immersed in digital social media universes like TikTok and Instagram. These popular social platforms sparked different makeup aesthetics that bring with them their own unique styles, and among them are the E-girls

Shortened from "Electronic girls", E-girl aesthetics celebrate the emo, yet playful punk vibes. Vibrant Hair colors, artsy face art decorations, cool cat eyes are all the classic symbols of the dynamic E-girl style. 

>> 4 Hottest TikTok E-Girl Makeup Aesthetics in 2021

>> 6 Best E-Girl Hair Colors You Can Virtually Try-On Now

Instagram Baddie Aesthetics

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Another social media beauty force is the Instagram baddies. Inspired by girl bosses like Cardi B and Kylie Jenner, the baddie aesthetics signals flawless, confident beauty looks that perfectly showcases girl power. Top features of Instagram baddie aesthetics include sharp eyebrows, glowy highlights, and sexy nude lips.

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>> 5 Tips for the Best Instagram Makeup Selfies in 2021

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Y2K Aesthetics

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The Y2K (the Year 2000) aesthetic is the latest fashion trend, and it combines the best of the late ’90s and early 2000s with a modern twist. Shiny materials, pleated colorful skirts, and velour tracksuits were all the hottest keywords. While these things fell out of grace for a while, they’re reemerging thanks to TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram.

>> How to Edit Y2K Aesthetic Selfies: 4 Best Ideas to Try

Anime Aesthetics

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As the need for games and comics surged even more during the days of quarantine, the popularity of anime aesthetics also stably rises. This out-of-this-world aesthetics displays the best with cosplay makeup, which uses fancy wigs, colored eye contacts, amazing makeup techniques to turn your styles like your favorite anime characters. For beginners, you can also easily try cosplay makeup on your selfies first to make sure you fit these styles.

>> Anime Cosplay Makeup: 5 Key Elements to Know

Korean Makeup Aesthetics

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With Korean dystopia series Squid Game topping Netflix number one chart around the globe, the influence of Korean entertainment culture have jumped another level. But before that, the K-pop craze already took the world by storm, introducing Korean makeup aesthetics as one of the hottest beauty trend. Famous for ombre lip color, colored eye contact and elegant eyeliner and lashes combination, this simple yet stylish makeup style is definitely something to watch out for.

>> 5 Korean Makeup Looks to Look Like a K-Pop Star

Try All These Makeup Aesthetics with YouCam Makeup Now!

Find the makeup aesthetic you're eager to try? All the above makeup looks can be tried in a tap with the free YouCam Makeup app! As the best virtual makeover app in the world with more than 400 million users worldwide, YouCam Makeup offers more than three thousand full-face makeup looks, hundreds of hair colors, true-to-life 3D accessories, and the best selfie retouch tools.

Moreover, it has an active beauty community, where beauty gurus share their custom makeup looks and beauty tips every day. Download the free YouCam Makeup app to find the signature look that will make this your most stylish year yet!

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Want to know more about the latest beauty trends? Subscribe to the YouCam Makeup YouTube channel, and follow us on Instagram for the hottest trends in beauty, makeup, and skincare.

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